To be honest, I'm not at all familiar with the classic TV series Land of the Lost. I think it has something to do with the fact that I wasn't even born when it first aired in 1974. But all those other old folks who are familiar with the show have been buzzing about it since Universal decided to remake it into a feature film. Both Will Ferrell and Hot Rod actor Danny McBride are currently set to star as Rick and Will (respectively) under the direction of Brad Silberling (Casper, 10 Items or Less). Not much more is known, but those two casting choices are more than enough to get me excited.
For those unfamiliar with the TV series, it was an NBC show about the adventures of a family of three who get trapped in an eclectic alien world. It was actually a children's show with a more serious and dark tone that featured everything from dinosaurs, to chimpanzee-like cavemen called Pakuni, to aggressive, humanoid creatures called Sleestak. This feature film version is going to be a spoof rather than a direct update, which sounds like the right way to go.
In a recent interview with IGN, Danny McBride mentioned that he had toured the "massive sets" for the film, which makes it sound as if there is quite a big budget. The film's plot is described as a spoof revolving around "a disgraced paleontologist, his assistant and a macho tour guide who find themselves in a strange world inhabited by dinosaurs, monkey people and reptilian Sleestaks." This is one of those movies that when you look at the original series and think about remaking it into a hilarious updated spoof with Will Ferrell and Danny McBride, you can't help but laugh and smile.
User comment: By: Ross"all those other old folks?" You make it sound like it was made when Alfred Hitchcock and Rod Serling were around. It hasn't been that long ago....
User comment: By: Avelanchi remember watching the reruns gowing up, I loved that show. i like the spoof rout they are going too. they would make it too much like a jurassic park type movie if they didn't, and the show was never meant to be jurassic park.
User comment: By: ReneeI am so excited I used to watch this all time... I'm a little disapointed that it is a spoof...but really, thinking back on what I remember of the show...I guess it wasn't all that serious anyway. Will is always great so, in this new world of every movie being a remake, I'd give it a try.
Visit here to subscribe to commentsUser comment: By: JustuI don't think i ever heard of this television series either, well I'm going to be looking forward to this one, anything with Will Ferrell in it I'm also on board for it. Looking forward to more information on it in the near future.